Education advocates

Indianapolis is home to several impactful organizations that help educators, families, and students advocate for the issues most important to them.

The Mind Trust believes education policy and change should be informed and led by those most directly affected. We are proud to partner with nonprofit organizations that work to build power within communities to create a more equitable education system. We look forward to partnering with you to advance this goal for all Indianapolis children and families.

Learn how you can get involved with local education organizations below.

EmpowerED Families

EmpowerED Families is an Indianapolis parent organizing and advocacy nonprofit. Their mission is to build family power through relationships, rallying behind the strengths of parents to weave together the home, school, and community to fight for high-quality education. EmpowerED Families hosts trainings to help parents navigate the education system, build life skills, and connect with each other.

Visit EmpowerED Families’ website 

View their report on public school enrollment in Indianapolis: Our Schools, Our Children, Our Choice

Stand for Children Indiana

Stand for Children is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability.

Visit Stand for Children Indiana’s website

Learn more about their plan for a more just and equitable IPS

Teach Plus Indiana

Teach Plus Indiana empowers excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. Through their programs, teachers from across the state learn how policy is made and how it impacts their classroom. Teach Plus provides teachers with training and opportunities to change and influence policies at the school, district, and state level—achieving change in schools and in the broader education system.

Visit Teach Plus Indiana’s website

Learn more about the Teach Plus Indiana Teaching Policy Fellowship